Features


Updated campus facade from the street

Facilities (Campus Space)

Not Just a Pretty Face

Enlivening and updating facilities' façades not only improves visual first impressions, but also can increase energy efficiency, add lighting and design coherence, and have a positive impact on the bottom line.

classroom acoustics and audiovisual design

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Active Learning and Case Study Classrooms

Evolving classroom styles drive acoustics and audiovisual design.

campus sports facilities

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Sports Facilities

Administrators can use effective tools to keep their eye on the bottom line when they find themselves involved in designing new or undertaking improvements to existing campus sports facilities.

Health Sciences Teaching facilities

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Preparing Students for Health Care Careers

Here's a look at how Cleveland State University administrators envisioned and built a state-of-the-art center where all health care students work, study and collaborate to create a diverse workforce.

Building Controls

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Get Smart

Building systems are acting more and more like social media, getting smarter, driving energy savings and customer satisfaction. Are you #connected?

Educational interiors

Design for Today's Students

Educational interiors flex to meet new demands as students look for connectivity, mobility, interaction, comfort and collaboration.

Parkland College Student Union building

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Putting It All Together

Parkland College's new Student Union building is designed to be an integrated "front door" for the college's campus.

composite product mapping

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

What's In Your Janitorial Closet?

A system called composite product mapping can help you select the most price-friendly and best-performing products for your maintenance needs.



securing college campuses

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Securing Open College Campuses

Finding solutions to the challenges that come with securing college campuses that are open to the public.

Indiana University historic building

Altogether Now

A landmark building on the campus of Indiana University has been reconfigured to house 21st-century media learning.

Parking Program

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Smart Parking

Colorado State University is finding success with a unique approach to promoting sustainability through its parking program.

Pest Management

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Pest Management

Keeping unwanted residents off your campus is an integral part of maintaining healthy and safe college facilities.

campus water crisis

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Bad Water

The water crisis in Flint, MI, has many colleges and universities taking a critical look at their water supplies. What are schools in Flint and around North America doing to ensure their drinking water is safe?

capital projects

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Seeking Approval

Communicating effectively with your board or local authorities is a vital aspect of getting a capital project green-lighted and completed on schedule.

Lighting design for educational facilities

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Bright Ideas

Lighting design for educational facilities can impact student achievement. A careful balance of natural and artificial lighting is optimal for spaces where learning takes place.

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